Introduction & Collective Land Acknowledgment :

The Refugee Advisory Network of Canada (RAN Canada) is an independent and nonpartisan group of refugee leaders selected from across Canada. The 12 Advisors bring the diverse perspectives of various communities and networks to the work of RAN Canada. Advisors of RAN Canada live and work on the traditional and/or the unceded territories of Indigenous Nations. We recognize the enduring presence of all First Nations, Métis and the Inuit peoples. We are guests on these lands and we promise to treat them with respect.

As per our Mandate:

RAN Canada works to promote the meaningful participation of refugees in Canada’s engagement with the international refugee system. RAN Canada advocates for, and strives to achieve, the meaningful inclusion of the perspectives, skills and knowledge of refugees in global policy and decision-making processes that affect the lives of refugees. RAN Canada works to bring the perspectives, skills and knowledge of refugees into public discourse, policy discussions, and wider discussions on refugees. RAN Canada actively advocates for the human rights of refugees, internally-displaced persons, stateless persons and others who have been forcibly displaced.